Why is it important for an Agency Recruiter to meet a candidate?

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A popular question within the recruiting world. It is important for candidates to understand why this is a critical part of the hiring process and why it’s an important part of the recruitment triangle in determining whether the agency is worth dealing with. It is our opinion that an agency recruiter must meet every applicant face to face, whether in person or via video call. The reason for this is a matter of qualification. Every applicant should have the opportunity to self-qualify t...
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What to do about gaps in your career history

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The simple answer is to be honest When people try to cover up gaps or just ignore the fact that their dates don’t run concurrent, employers start to think the worst. If you’ve been on a gap year, say so, but then say what you’ve been doing. Make sure you’ve been doing something useful, watching day time television won’t give the right impression. If you were made redundant after several years, you probably got a nice pay off, so it’s not unusual to say you took some time out. Again say ...
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Catching the Purple Unicorn

in an enchanted land far far away there lived some magical creatures. These creatures were so amazing that there was nothing they could not do, everything they did was perfect. Happily they roamed the land helping those less fortunate. If a project was falling the magical creatures get it back on track.  If there was a dispute they would resolve it.  In fact they could do the impossible and all they wanted in return was a little gratitude and payment for their services. The magical cre...
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Getting through an Interview one step at a time

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Like it or not to get a new job there has to be an interview. Most people dread the process which can turn perfectly rational people into a gibbering mess. Interviews really are not all that bad. Ideally information is shared between the job applicant and the employer so both parties can decide if the role and the applicant are an ideal fit. Preparation in advance of the interview is key if you want to make a good impression. Here are some tips to help you to be prepared: Step One - Get...
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Traits of a Good Recruiter

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With Recruitment Agency Recruiters dealing with two sets of clients on a daily basis, it is important for them to have the ability to balance the needs of both. This is the list of traits that you should recognise in your current recruiters; Good recruiters know as much as possible about their clients, so they can find you the very best people for your business Good recruiters will not work from a job spec, they work with a full understanding of each role Good recruiters do not adver...
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Using Social Media as a Recruiting Tool

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Xperian Recruitment, a successful IT and Professional Services recruitment company, employ many methods to search and attract quality applicants. These include using the numerous Social Media platforms available. Here we discuss our best tips on how to attract the right candidates whilst continuing to represent your company brand on social media. Less is more Use your posts as a Call to Action and give just enough information so people want to contact you. With limited characters on some plat...
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Telephone Interview Success

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They say that the first 30 seconds can make or break an interview. This is down to your presence, handshakes, what you are wearing, body language etc. But how do you make a great impression on a telephone interview when the interviewer can’t see you? 10 tips to help you Get organised – Have your CV, a copy of the job spec, info about the company, the name of the interviewer, a pen, paper and your list of questions ready Be prepared - For the “tell me about yourself” question – Pr...
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10 Top tips for surviving the office Christmas party

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It’s that time of year again…………………….in fact ‘tis the season to be jolly Fa la la la la, la la la la! The trouble is that always, without a doubt, someone is going to make a fool of themselves at the office Christmas party. People end up saying or doing things they might regret.  Remember it might be a party, but it’s also a work event – people will be watching! We thought we’d give you some top tips to avoid embarrassment. Before the nights festivities begin, make sure you eat something ...
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